The Billion Dollar Barometer

How much IT spending is happening in the cloud? A lot. And a big slice of it is being managed by Cloudability (client). How big of a slice? $1 billion (cue Dr. Evil laugh).¬†ReadWrite’s Matt Asay breaks the story and finds parallels between the cloud and how open source software exploded across the enterprise.

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Gluecon 2013: It’s Not the Things

It’s not the things. It’s the things that make the things work. That’s the core of Gluecon, one of a very select few conferences that are on my must-attend-at-all-costs list. Held every May in Broomfield, Co., Gluecon brings together a who’s who of the tech industry’s smartest people. You won’t find a Zuckerberg, Mayer or…

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Of Airports and Thermostats

Know what’s fun on a rainy Labor Day? Catching up on a weekend’s worth of links from Twitter. Know what’s even more fun? When one of your favorite bloggers writes about how we’re on the precipice of a period when “machines will communicate in increasingly human-like ways.” Know what’s even more fun than that? When…

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Defining the cloud

I didn’t find this book at Amazon…but I very well could have. ¬†“War and Peace” would have nothing on the size and weight of a book attempting to definitively answer the question: “What is cloud computing?”

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Meat Clouds and Serverhuggers

About a week ago, I posted my roster of The 2008 Cloud Computing All-Stars (I’ll be updating this shortly with new players and possibly a poll). Botchagalupe followed it up this week with his inaugural 2008 Cloudies Awards. My favorite category is his Best New Cloudy Terms (of which his top two for 2008 are…

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